News and Events

March 2019

BREXIT AND NOW WHAT?

29 March, 7:30pm, Literaturhaus Berlin (Li-Be)

Patricia will participate with other writers in this event on the eve of Brexit. On the theme of 'And Now What?' the readings, music and discussions will continue until midnight. A cooperation with the Humboldt University Berlin's Centre for British Studies, the University of Oxford's Faculty of English, Torch, the SAND Journal, and Deveron Projects

View the Li-Be Website

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December 2019

HERSTORY RE-IMAGINED

16-17 December, King's College, London

A Conference on Women's Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film. Patricia will be a keynote speaker at the event.

View the Herstory Re-Imagined Website

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October 2019

WRITERS IN NEO-VICTORIAN FICTION

11 October, Université de Caen Normandie, France

Patricia will be keynote speaker at this international one day conference. Conference details and call for papers can be seen on the ESSE website (European Society for the Study of English).

View the ESSE Website

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January 2019

HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH OPERA

29 January, BBC Radio 3 at 22:45 (also stream or download)

The BBC will be broadcasting again the essay Patricia gave in October 2017, she discusses her introduction to opera with particular reference to Death in Venice and Benjamin Britten. After broadcast the recording will be available for streaming or download.

View the BBC Radio 3 website

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December 2018

BEGINNING THE BICENTENARY: GEORGE ELIOT IN GENEVA

7-8 December, University of Geneva

Patricia will be a keynote speaker at the two day George Eliot colloquium hosted by the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Download programme

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September 2018

BBC PROMS PLUS

Sunday 2 September, BBC Radio

Patricia will be part of a discussion with Belinda Bauer on 'Sex and Death'. The event will be at Imperial College, London. An edited version will be broadcast during the evening's prom concert interval

Now available to listen online.

Listen now or download from the BBC website

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May 2018

BRONTË SOCIETY LECTURE REPORT

Villette and the Gothic

Patricia gave a Brontë Society annual lecture in 2015. Here is a report by Holly Walker-Dunseith.

Read or Download the Document (pdf)

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April 2018

THE TEACHER WHO INSPIRED ME

The Tablet April Edition

Patricia recounts her time at Bedales in the 1960s for The Tablet magazine.

View The Tablet website (subscribers only)

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November 2017

THE WOMEN WHO 'MEANT TO DO IT': GEORGE ELIOT AND CELEBRITY PERFORMANCE

Wolfson College, Oxford

Patricia gave the keynote lecture for the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing in November 2017. The recording of the lecture can now be downloaded from the Wolfson College website.

Download the podcast

View the OCLW Podcast Archive

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